Yesterday, the Houston Astros claimed Chuckie Fick off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. The right-handed reliever had been designated for assignment two days ago by the Cardinals in order to make room on the roster for Brian Fuentes.

The 26-year-old Fick had made only two appearances for the big league club, giving up 1 run in 1.2 innings (5.40 ERA). He spent the majority of the year at AAA Memphis, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.68 ERA in 42.1 innings.